International Criminal Court (ICC)

Visiting Professional (Public Information and Outreach Section, Registry)

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Job Description

Organisational Unit:Public Information and Outreach Section, Registry Duty Station:The Hague - NL Contract Duration:6 months Deadline for Applications:31/12/2020 Required Documents for This Application Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:
  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page);

  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words);

  • One reference letter;

  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas (to be added at the essay upload box).

Contract Duration : Visiting professionals are required to work on a full time basis for a period between three and six months. Applications of candidates indicating availability beyond the present selection cycle may be considered in the context of the next selection cycle. Background : The funded visiting professional opportunity provides work placements in the ICC for a minimum period of three months and maximum period of six months for visiting professionals. Working within the ICC as a visiting professional provides valuable experience of a multi-cultural working environment and enables familiarisation with the operational procedures of decision-making at an international level. The visiting professional programme is mutually beneficial, with the organisation profiting from the insight and industry of interested professionals and  the  visiting professional furthering their education or experience in a practical and relevant context. Those organs, sections and units of the ICC seeking visiting professionals have designated a number of projects for visiting professionals to pursue during their time with the organisation. The ICC will ensure that supervision and assistance is readily available. The conditions and procedures for the selection of candidates are subject to the provisions of administrative instructions regulating the visiting professional programme, ICC/AI/2017/005. Organisational Context : Within the Registry and under the direct supervision of the Director of the Division of External Operations, the Public Information and Outreach Section (PIOS) ensures that the proceedings are accessible to the public, raises awareness, and promotes an understanding about the Court’s mandate and activities with the ultimate goal of getting support. It does so in relation to a number of target audiences, including global audiences, mainly encompassing international press and media, victims and communities affected by crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court; and key stakeholders such as legal communities, academics and non-governmental organisations.  PIOS achieves its objectives through the use of a variety of communication means including granting interviews to media, production of press releases and other publications and audio visual materials as well as through the website and new social Media Platforms. PIOS also organises campaigns and is responsible for the organisation of events and visits ranging from general groups to high profile visitors. Duties and Responsibilities : Project support :
  • Support for major projects in the communications team such as exhibits, visitor centre updates and improvements, academic programme, social media campaigns and/or Outreach projects including drafting content for the Outreach webpage and annual report, and support developing the Outreach database and manuals.

Media monitoring:
  • Monitoring media and formatting the ICC Daily Press Review, featuring news articles relevant to developments in the ICC’s situation countries, as well as media coverage of the Court’s activities and proceedings (in English and French)

Website and social media:
  • Monitoring social media

  • Support new website/social media projects, assisting in designing infographics and visuals and/or or drafting content

  • Assist with photography projects including inserting metadata, compiling selected photos for specific themes and projects, assist in securing permission to use external photographs

  • Assist with uploading archive of videos onto our server and insert metadata into photographs

General assistance :
  • Help maintain the PAU mailing list

  • Assisting journalists at the Court’s Information Desk during key public hearings, providing them with badges to access the media centre and other practical information

  • Escorting visitors and arranging meetings when necessary

  • Take notes at specific meetings

Required Qualifications : Education : All Candidates must have a degree from a recognized university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. Experience : Visiting Professional placements focus on candidates who have extensive experience in their professional careers in relevant fields of work. Practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court may be considered an asset. Candidates for a Visiting Professional placement must have at least 3 (three) years of relevant professional experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
  • Adaptability to a multicultural and multilingual working environment encompassing the principal legal traditions of the world.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.

  • A good standard of computer literacy (especially Microsoft Office applications)

  • Other important qualities are discretion, reliability, intellectual rigor, precision, perseverance, honesty, creativity, co-operative spirit and integrity.

Knowledge of Languages : Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is considered an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset. Other criteria: In line with the ICC’s efforts to improve geographical representation among staff, nationals of the countries listed below are strongly encouraged to apply. Non-represented or under-represented countries at the ICC as of 31 December 2020: Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia. Remuneration Please note that the ICC is not able to provide all participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred during the internship or visiting professional placement. Applicants should therefore be able to support themselves for the duration of their internship or placement. Limited funding may, however, be available through the ICC’s Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals, which receives donations from States Parties and other donors to fund nationals of States Parties from developing regions. These donations are equally divided between the four Organs of the Court. If funding is available, the Human Resources Section shall assess a candidate’s eligibility in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors. In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statue and appears on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions. Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.
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